Grow

Knowing when to grow your businesses is key and TBC can help you grow at the right time with our abundance of tools, funds, and resources!

PROGRAMS

Starter Company Plus

Whether you’re starting from scratch or expanding your existing enterprise, TBC is here to get you going with this free program! We recognize entrepreneurs, while focused across many industries, still have a handful of things in common.

Game Plan! - A Business Basics Workshop

Creating a business plan is one of the most important steps for running your business. It is a living document that will help keep you and your business operations on track to ensure your venture is sustainable, efficient, and is able to hit and surpass its goals. A business plan is also the key to open countless doors that lead to opportunities for your business. While it may seem daunting, this free program is here to assist you through the process of creating your own business plan.

The Coaching for Success Program

The Coaching for Success Program is a structured business coaching program that has been developed to help entrepreneurs and small businesses grow, expand, and reach their next level of success. Industry experts will help you by sharing their ideas and insightful perspectives throughout the business coaching process.

Digital Service Squad

A Digital Service Squad (DSS) is a free resource of trained digital technology specialists situated throughout Ontario who will deliver personalized, one-on-one assistance designed to help main street small businesses navigate new tools and maximize their return on investment. They will: • Help them complete an online assessment • Introduce them to online training modules to build their knowledge and skill • Assist with the development of their Digital Transformation Plan (DTP) • Help them apply for a $2,500 grant to implement it • Provide one-on-one support for basic website set-up, Google My Business profiles, 360º photos, digital storefront set-up with e-commerce, creation, or enhancement of social media presence, and much more.

BUSINESS PLANNING

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE OVERVIEW AND GUIDES

Business Plan Overview

This overview will provide you with an outline of what is involved in creating a business plan, what information is required and some tips and tricks to assist you. A full Business Plan Guide is available at your request at TBC.

Quick Facts Guide

This guide will provide you with information when starting a business including business structures, insurance, HST, licenses, employees, and more and also includes important contact information.

Your Guide to Small Business

This guide is designed to help you start and grow your business and will provide information on a number of business topics from becoming an entrepreneur to understanding tax requirements.

Incorporation Overview and Facts

This guide covers the basics of incorporating including types of corporations, choosing a corporate name, advantages and disadvantages of incorporating and important contacts.

Hiring your First Employee

This guide covers the initial details everyone should understand before hiring their first employee.

Starter Company Plus Information Package

Information Package for Starter Company Plus, please read before filling out an application for the program.

Starter Company Plus Application

Starter Company Plus Application, please ensure that you have read the Information Package before filling out the application to ensure that you are eligible before applying.

Claiming Business Expenses

Overview of claiming your business income for self-employed individuals.

HST Overview

Quick overview on the process of registering for HST.

Intellectual Property In Canada

A quick glance in chart format of what each form of intellectual property represents in Canada.